Insight & Inspiration

The 'Ritz' is the first gown in Revival Retro's own range, a very special piece of evening wear. A classic. One that ticks all the boxes. No matter what the occasion you can be sure to feel happy, confident and a bit glam.

This dress was inspired by a vintage dress illustration but has been adapted to be as flattering as possible on women of different shapes and sizes.

View more of our Own Range here.

Detailed Description

Rowena has discussed her inspiration for this dress in a blog post (coming soon) but as ever, she wanted to update the design to suit our customers:

"When I create a garment I think about the women who will wear it. The majority of our customers have hips and that was my starting point. The vintage illustration I was inspired by was of a waif-like, slender 1930's woman and while I wanted to channel as much of her elegance, glamour and feminine style as possible, I also wanted this to be a dress that flatters the figure of many of our customers."

To look and feel our best in a glamorous gown, we must start with the right undergarments. You don't need a corset or cincher (after all, we want you to be comfortable), but you need to get the basics right: a bra that fits you properly and no VPL knickers.

The zip is purposefully in the side to ensure the dress is as beautiful from the back as it is from the front. The neckline is cut to offer sophisticated allure - not too low or revealing, and enabling you to wear the bra of your choice. These design choices do mean this dress needs to go on over your head, so ensure you put your make-up on once dressed to avoid smudges.

However, if the worst happens the fabric is machine washable so you should be able to remedy any marks without paying for costly dry cleaning.

We hope this will be your favourite new party dress, and we encourage you to go and celebrate! Enjoy wearing the dress, pick your favourite jewellery and if you need a shoe recommendation try these.

Love this shape but want something less formal? Then you'll love our Piccadilly dress which is a shorter lightweight version of this Ritz Gown. View it here.

Size & Fit Expertise

Made for women, cut for curves. A fullness in the skirt means this should drape nicely across fuller hips. The ruching on the bust flatters a smaller bust whilst still accommodating a larger bust.

The extra fabric in the skirt to accommodate wider hips will translate to more length on slender hipped girls so you may choose to have it taken up slightly, but ensure you try it with your desired height of shoe first to get it just right!

Delivery & Returns


COVID-19 TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES. We are currently dispatching Monday-Friday. Please be aware there could be a delay to your delivery due to the higher demand Royal Mail are currently dealing with. Any questions email boutique@revival-retro.com

FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £100. Royal Mail delivery within 10 working days.

If you would like your item sooner please note our same day despatch deadline is 2pm and select your preferred service accordingly. We offer both DHL and Royal Mail services. 

FREE N. AMERICAN DELIVERY on orders over £300. DHL delivery within 5 working days.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY Choose your preferred service from the list available:

  • Royal Mail: Europe 3-5 working days, rest of world 5-7 working days
  • DHL: Delivery available by the end of the next working day to most major cities worldwide
  • N.B. Working days are set by Royal Mail in the UK and the local Mail provider in your area

All orders will require a signature upon delivery.

Orders are despatched from our London shop. Please note our cut-off for same day despatch, via any service, is 2pm. If you have any queries call us during shop opening hours 11am - 7pm Monday to Saturday +44 207 636 8922.

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